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MEASHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1& 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Mary Buckley (Measham Museum)
and Raich Carter, researched Martin Edwards 2008

The Measham War Memorial is to be found in the memorial garden, Bosworth Road, Measham (O/S Grid Reference 433690,312005). It takes the form of a short armed, ringed, cross surmounting a tapering octagonal shaft rising from an octagonal pedestal with a dado course bearing the World War 1 plaques and additionally with the front three faces of the plinth course bearing the World War 2 plaques. There is a bronze wreath mounted at base of the shaft and another wreath encircling a shield in the centre of the cross.There are 44 names listed for World War 1 and 11 for World War 2 (still to be transcribed). These have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of research and reading. The memorial was dedicated by Ministers of Measham and unveiled by the Countess of Loudoun 21st May 1921. It cost about £2,000 raised by public subscription, the sculptors were Messers Wells and Co, the builders Messrs Bottrill and Sons and the designer was Mr Harry Swanwick.

Photographs copyright © Raich carter 2008

THEY
LIE DEAD IN
MANY LANDS,
SO THAT YOU
MAY LIVE
HERE
IN PEACE

1914-1918

ATKINS
John
Sapper 96478, 171st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Aged 38. Born and resident Measham, enlisted London. Son of James and Louisa Atkins, of Measham; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Coffey (formerly Atkins), of Fernleigh, Bosworth Rd., Measham, Leicestershire. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 17.
BAILEY
Alfred
Private 16081, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Colville. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row L. Grave 12.
BELCHER, MM
Fred Joseph
[Listed a Joseph Belcher in records] Lance Sergeant 40777, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 8 October 1918. Enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch, resident Willesley. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in MONTBREHAIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Section/ Row B. Grave 16.
BLAKE
Nigel Everard
Sapper 25034, 2nd Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3 May 1915. Aged 23. Born Ashby-De-La-Zouch, enlisted Leicester, resident Measham. Son of Thomas Gildea Blake and Anne Frances Blake, of The Priory, Measham. Formerly 8757, Coldstream Guards. Buried in DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row R. Grave 2.
BLAKE
William Gildea
Sergeant 14459, 45th Fort Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 2 November 1918. Aged 34. Born Congeston, resident Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Son of Thomas Gildea Blake and Anne Frances Blake, of The Priory, Measham. Buried in MEASHAM CEMETERY, Leicestershire. Grave 152.
BUCK
Joseph
Lance Corporal 40588 [SDGW] or 4053 [CWGC], 12th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born Measham, enlisted Coalville. Formerly 6844, 3rd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
BUCKLEY
Ernest
Private 18751, 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 September 1916. Aged 31. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Coalville. Husband of Emily A. Buckley, of Donisthorpe Lane, Moira, nr. Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 6.
CALLAGHAN
John
Private 16295, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Coalville. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
CLIFF
Arthur
Private 27317, 15th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born castle Donnington, enlisted Loughborough. Formerly 24545, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
COLVER
George Henry james
Private 1720, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Born Appleby Magna, enlisted Measham. Buried in ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.
EDMUNDS
William Henry
[Listed as Harry EDMONDS on SDGW & CWGC] Sergeant 1800 [SDGW] or 1890 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Royal Warkwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 26. Born Olveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, enlisted Nuneaton, resident Measham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Edmonds, of Swepstone Rd., Measham; husband of S. E. Edmonds, of High St., Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.
ENSOR, MM
Richard
Sergeant 16294, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 October 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Coalville. Son of W. and H. Ensor, of Hincks Yard, Measham, Leicestershire. Native of Measham. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVII. Row M. Grave 15.
FOWKES
Harry Arthur
Labnce Corporal 241653, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Born Ibstock, enlisted Loughborough, resident Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
HART
Benjamin 'Ben'
Private 76407, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Measham, enlisted Coalville, resident Snarestone. Son of John William and Mary Hart; husband of Charlotte Ann Hart, of Tanyard, Measham. Formerly 49893, Leicestershire Regiment. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 68.
HART
[Ernest] Harry
Gunner 184500, "A" Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 28 September 1918. Aged 29. Born leicester, enlisted Coalville. Son of Thomas and Lucy Hart, of Tamworth Rd., Measham; husband of Elsie K. Rowland (formerly Hart), of 6, Burton Rd., Measham. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France, Plot III. Row E. Grave 26.
HART
John Charles
Able Seaman R/4810, Hood Battalion [Findmypast.co.uk] or Howe Battalion [CWGC], Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds in 3rd New Zealand Field Ambulance 21 August 1918. Aged 24. Born 19 January 1894. Son of Mary Hart, of Peggs Close Lane, Measham, Nr. Atherstone, Leics. He was in the Army Reserve 12 February 1916, entered the RNVR 5 July 1917. he was in the draft for BEF 30 October 1917 and then joined Howe Battalion 17 November 1917 until 23 December 1917 when he transferred to 149th (RN) Field Ambulance. He rejoined Howe Battalion 6 January 1918, attached 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 11 February 1918 until 12 March 1918 when he was gassed, posted to Hood Battalion 13 April 1918 abd died while serving with the Battalion. Buried in BUCQUOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 4.
HART
Joseph
Private 241873, 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 30 September 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Coalville. Son of Thomas Hart, of "Railway View," Measham No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
HARVEY
Percy James
Private 4090, 1/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Burton-on-Trent. Son of George and Eliza Harvey, of Oddfellow's Yard, Cross Lane, Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.
HASKEW
Clement [Charles]
Flight Cadet 1958, Royal Air Force formerly 80549, 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 25 July 1918. Aged 20. Son of Mary Hatton (formerly Haskew) of The Hollies, Snarestone, Burton-on-Trent, and the late Charles Haskew. Buried in BURTON-UPON-TRENT CEMETERY, Staffordshire. Roman Catholic grave 164.
ISON
John Edward
Private 19277, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 16 June 1915. Aged 23. Born 9 February 1892 in Measham. Son of Thomas and Ellen Ison, of Measham. Farmer by trade. unmarried. Passed fit 4 September 1914 and enlisted 19 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair, tattoo on his right forearm of a Cowgirl. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4727 - 55
JERRAMS
Thomas Henry
Sapper 14998, 18th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 5 April 1915. Aged 31. Born Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire, enlisted Banbury. Buried in MEASHAM CEMETERY, Leicestershire. Grave 156.
JOHNSON
Arthur
Rifleman A/200206, 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 30 November 1917. Born Ashby-De-La-Zouch, enlisted Mersham (sic). No known grave, Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.
KENT
Reuben
Private 29000, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Aged 31. Born Measham, enlisted Burton-on-Trent, resident Swadlincote, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Kent, of Bosworth Rd., Measham; husband of Mrs. A. Kent, of Adcock's Yard, Measham. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXIII. Row F. Grave 17.
KINSON
Thomas
Private 17255, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6 October 1917. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Atherstone. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
LEE
Bernard
Private 30065, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Atherstone. Formerly 38546, Leicestershire Regiment.
LORD
Joseph
Lance Corporal 18018, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 2 October 1917. Aged 22. Born Ashby-De-La-Zouch, enlisted Worksop, Nottinghamshire, resident Dinnington, Yorkshire. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXVII. Row C. Grave 21.
MEAKIN
John William
Acting Lance Corporal 12039, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3 October 1918. Born Snarestone, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch, resident Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5.
MEEK
Joseph
Private 66105, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 37. Born Musham (sic), enlisted Coalville. Son of Henry and Catherine Meek; husband of Ethel Meek, of Rice's Cottages, High St., Measham. Buried in LANDRECIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 47.
NEWBOLD
George John
[Listed as John NEWBOLD on SDGW & CWGC] Lance Corporal S/5705, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 14 August 1917. Aged 32. Born leicester, enlisted Nottingham, resident Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Son of George and Matilda Newbold, of Baptist Lane, Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
NEWBOLD
Harry Buckley
Private 202595, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 July 1917. Aged 19. Born Measham, enlisted Coalville, resident Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Son of Harry and Agnes Newbold, of 8, Stone's Row, Moira, Burton-on-Trent. Formerly 4251, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 45.
PARRITT
Frederick [Charles Higham]
Private 34709, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 7 February 1917. Aged 41. Born Measham, enlisted and resident Birmingham. Husband of E. A. Parritt, of 64, Dean Rd., Erdington, Birmingham. Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Church of England grave 1897.
RAGAN
James
Private 240705, 2/5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Measham, enlisted South Kirby, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
RILEY
Charles [Herbert]
Able Seaman R/4705, "A" Company, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds 29 September 1918. Born 5 March 1896. Son of Mr. J. W. and Mrs. Mary A. Riley, of Bosworth St., Measham. joined the Army Reserve 4 December 1915, entered 3 July 1917 and was drafted for BEF 30 October 1917, subsequently joined Hood Battalion 19 November 1917 until 31 December 1917 after receiving a shotgun wound to the jaw. He was invalided to the UK 3 January 1918 and returned in the draft for BEF 17 May 1918, joined Hood Battalion 23 May 1918 until 21 June 1918 when he was invalided out with influenza. He rejoined Hood Battalion 8 September 1918 and was with the battalion until his death. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.
ROACH, MM
George [Edward]
Private 47036, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 October 1918. Aged 25. Born Whichnor, Staffordshire although CWGC states born at Norton, Warwickshire, enlisted Coalville, resident Measham. Husband of Alice Maud Roach, of Swepstone Rd., Measham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 4A.
SAMSON
Ambrose [John]
Private 13643, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 April 1918. Aged 45. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Son of John and Ann Samson. Native of Measham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row C. Grave 26.
THOMSON
John
Second Lieutenant, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 18 June 1917. Aged 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomson, of 31, Cavendish St., Lancaster; husband of Alice Thomson, of Hawthorn Villa, Cross Lane, Latchford, Warrington. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 1.

Note: Although this is the correct man his connection with Measham is currently unknown.

TURNBULL
James
Private 12154, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Glasgow, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch, resident Hamilton, Scotland. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

Note: Although this is the correct man his connection with Measham is currently unknown; he may be married to somebody locally.

VEASEY
Francis [Leonard]
Private 40200, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 29. Enlisted Coalville, resident Measham. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Veasey; husband of Sarah Ann Veasey, of Bosworth Rd., Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
WADDELL, MiD
David [Adams]
Lieutant, 4th (Territorial) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 6 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Margaret B. Waddell, of 41, West Park, Eltham, London, and the late R. D. Waddell. He was Assistant Colliery Manager at Ashby de la Zouche Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.
WHETTON
James
Private 15537, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch. Son of Mrs. S. J. Whetton, High St., Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
WILEMAN
Evan
Private 16845, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1917. Born Mersham (sic - should be Measham), enlisted Coventry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
WILEMAN
James Henry
Private 2731, 1/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Enlisted Ashby-De-La-Zouch, resident Measham. Son of John and Mary Maria Wileman, of Measham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44.
WILEMAN
John
Private 44926, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born and resident Measham, enlisted Loughborough. Formerly 4552, Leicestershire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
WILEMAN
Michael [Ernest]
Private 241661, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 July 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Measha, enlisted Loughborough. Son of John and Catherine Wileman, of Tokomaru Villas, Meesham (sic). Buried in ENGLEBELMER COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 9.
1939-1945
BOURNE
Albert [Ernest]
Guardsman 2621834, 5th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 20 December 1944. Aged 24. Son of Arthur and Rose Barbara Bourne, of Measham. Leicestershire. Buried in CASTIGLIONE SOUTH AFRICAN CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row G. Grave 21.
CRISP
George [Arthur]
Private 13087028, Pioneer Corps. Died 24 September 1943. Aged 32. Son of Frederick and Agness Crisp; husband of Sybil Mary Crisp, of Measham, Leicestershire.Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row F. Grave 18.
GLOVER
Fred
South Yorkshire Regiment - No entry for South Yorkshiore but there is Frederick Jospeph Glover, Lance Corporal 5051706, 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22 June 1944. Aged 26. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 2.
HARRIS
Fred
Royal Air Force - No further information currently available
HARRISON
Frederick [John] aka Fred
Signalman 2349325, Royal Corps of Signals. Died during the Japanese occupation of Burma 28 March 1942. Son of Herbert John and Edith Harrison, of Measham, Burton-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 4.
HAYNES
Walter [Edwin]
Private 5388106, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 21 January 1944. Aged 25. Son of James and Fanny Elizabeth Haynes, of Measham, Leicestershire. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERYm Italy. Plot I. Row H. Grave 6.
SMITH
G B
Royal Air Force - No further information currently available
SPARE
William Arthur
lance Corporal 14381495, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 30 March 1944. Aged 31. Son of Albert and Amy Spare; husband of Nora Spare. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row D. Grave 8.
TIMMS
Cyril
Flying Officer 179873, 114 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 February 1946. Aged 28. Son of John William and Caroline Timms, of Measham, Leicestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL,Egypt. Column 286.
WILLIAMSON
Wiliam H
Corporal, 11th Leicestershire (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 8 February 1942. Aged 25. Son of Daniel and Lucy Eleanor Williamson, of Measford; husband of Gladys Miriam Williamson, of Wednesford, Staffordshire. Buried in MEASHAM CEMETERY, Leicestershire. Roman Catholic Section. Grave 1001.

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